Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
75.41/100
votes
261
Whiskybase ID
WB13386
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L14002
Barcode
5099357000691
Added on
31 jan 2010 4:27 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 29.90

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Whisky reviews for Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey

44 users have left 48 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.41 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    I got this bottle in a set.
    I wouldn't buy it extra. No time for that.
    • Nose
      Definitely mild. Strongly fruity, mixed with orange and lemons.
      Slight note of honey and caramel note (strong).
    • Taste
      Nut aroma at the front, with strong oak and therefore massive in the mouth but one-sided or one-dimensional
      Towards the chocolate with a few drops of water.
    • Finish
      Relatively simple story with few spices and a relatively flat finish. Clearly too short

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  3. JFX scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Decent, quite flat and boring.

  4. aw-home scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pears with citrus and honey.
    • Taste
      Honey with pears and citrus.
    • Finish
      Long with honey, pears and citrus.

  5. DistilLarry93 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Not bad at all for the price, but nothing you absolutely have to/should drink!

  6. Dutchdram scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Lime to start with. Followed by some nice orchard fruit. A sweet tone of vanilla. Somewhere in the background a light creamy touch. Grains and green herbs end the nose.
    • Taste
      76 76
      A big and nice, malty first touch on the tongue. Complemented by some oak. There is some honey and in the background licht touches of creamy vanilla.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Short and dry with oakied vanilla.

  7. Candy62 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Ok, nothing bad to say, nothing to cheer for. Good avec with afternoon coffee or tea break. Goes well with coffee and sweet pies too.

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very easy. Some pear. Green waste. A touch of banana.
    • Taste
      Mild. Grass and grain with a subtle sweetness. Wet cardboard. In short, a bit bland.

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    - still very young average Irishman
    - for about 25 € you don't make a mistake, but it is also not a real purchase recommendation
    • Nose
      fruity, sweet, grapes, white wine
    • Taste
      Initially rather mild, then strong alcoholic development, distinct youth, "a bit bubbly", sweetish, light malt
    • Finish
      short and dry finish;
      medium-long alcoholic aftertaste

  10. DramRol scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Green apples, citrus, vanilla, green and fresh fruits, honey, malt
    • Taste
      Similar to nose, citrus and fruity
    • Finish
      Rather short, spicy, apples

  11. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      67 67

  12. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 78 points Super Administrator

    Cooley Distillery revived the historic brand of Tyrconnell in 1988, so let's give this classic Irish Single Malt a try! Simple presentation, no age statement - but at least it's affordable. The nose is clean and a bit anemic with green apple, citrus fruits and a touch of aniseed. Not as 'green' as I expected. On the palate, you get fresh and fruity notes, porridge and sweet hints of melon. Oddly enough, I detected distant bonfire smoke. Without any obvious cask influence, the finish is malty, sugary and slightly dry. An easy, understated and rather uneventful whiskey.

    RATING: 2.9/5.0 stars ≙ 78 pts → AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  13. whiskyd scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  14. Totoro scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    This would do as an apéritif on a summer evening if nothing else is around, but I would not buy a bottle. Too young and "tropical" for my taste.
    • Nose
      Slightly boozy / alcoholic, behind that there's dusty grains and citrus fruits, perhaps also some pineapple. Vanilla, custard, cream. No wood influence that I can detect. Noses young (fresh and somewhat sharp, some rough edges), but not altogether unpleasant.
    • Taste
      Arrives watery and weak, then there's citrus fruitiness and, at long last, some faint spice from the wood. Slightly sharp / metallic throughout. A young one indeed. Not my cup of tea No comparison with other, more mature NAS Irish like Green Spot or even Jameson's Black Barrel. 
    • Finish
      The fruit becomes more tropical / exotic, with pineapple to the fore. Sweet and sour with slight spiciness to the edges of the tongue. Medium, respectable length for an entry-level, NAS Irish at 40%. Not mad at that at all. 

  15. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. Goethe scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Very easy malt with a very matchy taste.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Floral, fruits, citrus, apples, vanilla, honey.
    • Taste
      Fruits, matches, citrus, nectarines, vanilla, ginger, a bit spicy.
    • Finish
      Short. Vanilla, grape fruit.

  17. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      76 76

  18. KOQ24 scored this whisky 51 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    -Citrus,Vanilla,Malt,Pencil,Tea,green Apple,Pineapple,Banana,Potatoes

    Taste:
    -bitter Arrival
    -Citrus,Cream,Toast,Honey,Banana,Vanilla,

    Finish:
    -medium/long with a strong Alcohol Presence.

    O:
    Pretty subpar and young.There's definitely better Options in that Price range.
    • Nose
      40 40
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      70 70

  19. Archer scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  20. Mephisto scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      70 70

  21. Mephisto scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Not really balanced and not complex. A lower irish one.
    • Nose
      Smells fresh like green apple, lemon and a cornfield. A touch of cut grass.
    • Taste
      Bittersweet and a clear crop taste. Maybe some honey and apple.
    • Finish
      Bitterness (oak barrels) remains, but not very long. Dry finish.

  22. Whiskyflasken scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  23. pelle86 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      72 72

  24. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    But it's important to us: Great whiskey for great money. The way to disappear from Scotland to Ireland. It's such a harsh rural whiskey.
    • Nose
      Beautiful fresh scent of fresh fruit (the most striking are probably mandarin). In addition, grass, malt and hay. Somewhere in the back there is a nice sweetness.
    • Taste
      I'd say sweeter than one of the smells expected. Fine spiceiness is probably a nutmeg flower and Citruses (pomelo peeling). Taste of yeast or even boiled dough. Slight woodiness and pleasant hints of freshly cut grass.
    • Finish
      Sweetness quickly disappears and breaks down sharper alcohol, which can sometimes hide behind the waves of juice. Wood is slightly highlighted and grass tones are suppressed.

  25. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A fresh, fruity nose and a spicy-robust taste. Simple, but tasty.
    • Nose
      Pear, applesauce, fresh, light, young. A few tropical fruits and a touch of liquorice are also noticeable.
    • Taste
      strong onset, slightly salty, light fruits, grapes and a slightly musty oak note in the background.
    • Finish
      Liquorice, oak, slightly bouillon cube after taste, a little bit of grape jelly and towards the end but spicy and a slight bitterness.

  26. Wolv scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  27. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      68 68

  28. Achany scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    nope, not what I expected, the finish was strange and I could not say what it was, but it was not good at all. apart from the finish drinkable 
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      65 65

  29. peathead scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Meet the Irish Johnnie Walker.  What a crap whiskey.

  30. malthead-sven scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    I gave it to the glass without any great expectations, but it rose through the beautiful, fruity nose, but unfortunately was not fulfilled by the taste and finish. The individual components are already very disproportionate.
    • Nose
      Grapes, white wine, peach, very fruity, rose water, oranges, a few berries, wine gum, then vanilla comes through later
    • Taste
      fruity and malty, but also alcoholic and spicy
    • Finish
      do not look intense, but slightly sprittig, of oak is hardly anything to feel, but again fruity

  31. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    One of my first whiskey. And still one of my favourite Irish whiskey.

  32. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    For me it is great way to escape from Scotch Whiskey. It's raw and rural whiskey but still great and with very good price.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruit (probably mandarins), floral and straw and some sweetness.
    • Taste
      Sweetness, wood, fresh grass, hidden notes of yeast, maybe dough.
    • Finish
      Sweetness disappear immediately, it is little bit raw alcohol, it is dry with hints of periodically revealing of juiciness, and rest of wood and maybe there is also marks of fresh grass

  33. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Tyrconnell Single Malt Whiskey (Ireland)
    Tasted 2015-05-08 @ Tobi:
    N full of lemon, apricot in the background
    G Sweet, slightly fennel honey, especially in the finish
    - surprisingly good for the price, 70

  34. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  35. Bishlouk scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    An interesting entry for beginners in Irish whiskey. But it will show well below others that you could have tasted.
    • Nose
      The fruity and floral typical Irish whiskeys are present, but also a dry and pungent smell of hardwood that personally disturbs me. Fortunately, this bitter side fades with aeration.
    • Taste
      Light, sweet, and easy. The woody / bitter peel of fruit is too much present, and covers fairly well the fruits that are struggling to show.
    • Finish
      Short. The fruity bitter persists, accompanied by white and exotic fruits. Little spicy explosion.

  36. vb_bembel scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      71 71

  37. Gloin scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mandarins, sweet fruits, slightly putrid and artificial, woodruff, effervescent, caramel, mint
    • Taste
      light, dry, slightly bitter, light sweetness, green apple, again somewhat artificial
    • Finish
      slightly bitter, short to medium long

  38. kalervo scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Light, easy to drink, not special. I tasted at Vapaaherrantie 10/2014.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruit, alcohol
    • Taste
      Light, pear and apple, fresh
    • Finish
      Fairly short, light and fruity aftertaste

  39. Ivynor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh fruit, apple, pear, a little cereal
    • Taste
      Very malty, on yeast, caramel, wood and a little freshness.
    • Finish
      Short, not very expressive, a little eau de vie, kirsch

  40. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      70 70

  41. nathanyael scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      70 70

  42. Abydoss scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Intense fruit dominates, mixed with a slightly fresh citrus acid. Pleasantly mild.

      After a long time, a mild note of honeydew melon and an intense caramel note develop (dark, strong caramel).

      With a few drops of water, a gentle touch of milk chocolate develops.
    • Taste
      Intense oak and oak spiciness. In addition a very intensive note of roasted nuts.
    • Finish
      Short, spicy, but somehow boring and bland. Above all, just stop short, short, short.

  43. Toffie76 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Enjoyable dram , but you`d better go for single cask 15 y which is simply great!

  44. Igor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rural, pasture, field notes. Firstly closed, then more fragrant, balmy. Starch, rosewater, Turkish delight, thistle, floral nectar, pollen.
    • Taste
      Mellow grapes, a little salty, spice, burnt sugar, honey, mandarin peel, orange squash. Also some candied fruits show on mid-palate, lemon drops, cappuccino, caramel apple.
    • Finish
      Nicely balanced, not quite long though. Chestnut, oak wood, bitter chocolaty note, ground coffee?, a vestige of barberries closing the finish.

  45. granella2003 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    The color of this whiskey is light amber, On the nose it has a really fruity and especially a fresh character. In the mouth it is something sweet , slightly drying, but still soft

  46. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    I`ve had a lot of irish malts and this is one of the best, in fact i don;t think i have had a bad irish whiskey yet. This was very good value for money and you got two free glasses with it. Again this was in the book 101 whiskey`s you should try before you die. Another good choice.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      65 65

  47. karloff scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    A lovely malt and it was a birthday present off my mother. x
    • Nose
      The nose is like walking in an open field with fresh cut grass and heather on the air. Fresh melon and caramel are also strong.
    • Taste
      Goes down very easy with a nice citrus tang and a little smoke in there somewhere.
    • Finish
      A very satisfying and refreshing dry medium finish.

  48. hsmithjr scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    This does not have the character of the 10 year.  Not enough time in the cask.
    • Nose
      Sweet new make spirit.  Green grass.  Granny Smith apples.  New wood.  White gummy bears?
    • Taste
      Watery.  Sweet lemon candy.  White bread dough.  More green grass.  Very oaky.
    • Finish
      Thin, short, and dry.

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